Arctic Circle Photo Diary

Björkliden, Sweden My Arctic Circle trip was memorable in many ways. With the short daylight time I had, I was able to take a lot of photos of the picturesque snow-covered landscape that surrounded me. I didn’t realize until I saw all my photos on the computer how much I loved the outcome of the…

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Arctic Adventure

The Arctic Circle marks the latitude above which the sun does not set on the summer solstice, and does not rise on the winter solstice. So why would someone want to go there in the winter? Exactly.  Because not that many people would think of going. It’s something different. Something new. A real adventure. And it was!…

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Chasing Northern Lights

This post is sponsored by Hotel Fjället, but the opinions expressed are my own. Let’s be honest, the goal of my trip was to see the Northern Lights. Seems like everybody has been to Iceland for the lights or has seen the Aurora Borealis somewhere…everyone but me. Those eye-catching and breathtaking images are all over Instagram…

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Holiday Getaway

For the first time in my life, I spent Christmas away from my family. This is my favorite holiday and my family are Christmas people. Traditionally, we always spend it together as much as we can. Needless to say, I don’t ever travel around this time. But the end of 2017 seemed to work itself…

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Angel No More

As the end of the year signifies another beginning, the timing of creating a new chapter could not be more perfect. About eight years ago,  somewhere in between traveling and working, someone has joked about me sending out email updates to friends and family so they can keep up with my photos, travel stories and…

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Christmas in Chicago

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! As it is only my second year in Chicago,I haven’t really taken the time last year to enjoy the city during this season. But this time, I was able to find my way downtown and finally check out the popular Christkindlmarket! I love Christmas markets. No matter…

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